Re: Decay of Mars Pathfinder rocket

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Thu, 27 Nov 1997 17:18:27 -0500 (EST)

Reply to message from of Thu, 27 Nov

>With perigee on its southbound leg to the south of the equator, I think
>decay is most likely between the southbound equator crossing and the
>following northbound one.

Thanks to Leigh and Alan for the responses.  Since this is a
long holiday weekend in the USA, it would have been nice to
see a re-entry.  This seems highly unlikely now.  Still
it should be a fairly bright pass tomorrow morning.

Thanks again.

Don Gardner
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